This Day in L.A., March 1

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March 1, 1994:
At the 36th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, U2 frontman Bono, seemingly inebriated, presented legendary crooner Frank Sinatra with the Lifetime Achievement Award—and a rambling four-minute poem. The awkward introduction, written on a crumbled sheet of paper, included such witticisms as “Frank walks like America—cocksure.” The speech went down as one of the most oddball, yet stirring Grammy moments of all-time. A teary-eyed Sinatra remarked it was “the best welcome I ever had.”

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